Long before its debut, Darren Aronofsky's religious epic Noah inspired controversy: would this be a respectful retelling or a radical revision?

The artful and action-packed film is both: faithful and fanciful, spiritual but not beholden to scripture, says CBC's Eli Glasner.

As the ark-building prophet of the title, Oscar-winner Russell Crowe is strong, solemn and perfectly unshakable.

Watch the attached video for Glasner's review of Noah.